Coleslaw with Apples and Nuts is a delicious and refreshing salad that combines the crunchiness of cabbage and carrots with the tartness of apples and the nuttiness of various nuts drizzled with a yummy tangy dressing.
This delicious salad full of health benefits, especially vitamin C, will be a kick of refreshing energy alongside a variety of main dishes. Try it now to bring summer vibes!
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Why You Will Love This Salad?
Delicious: The apple coleslaw with cranberries and nuts salad bursts with tasty flavors and irresistible crunchy textures.
Quick and easy: This apples coleslaw salad will take 10 minutes of your time with very simple instructions.
Healthy: Coleslaw with apples and nuts salad is made with fresh ingredients and lots of delicious seasonings that are fully packed with health benefits.
To make the coleslaw with apples and nuts salad, you will need the following simple ingredients:
Cabbage: In this cranberry pecan coleslaw, I use green cabbage known also as white cabbage that I finely shred. You can use a mix of red and green cabbage.
Carrots: Finely grated carrots will give a nice light orange color to the cranberry pecan coleslaw salad.
Granny Smith apple: Make sure to use fresh juicy apples in this recipe. You need to core and thinly slice them.
Chopped nuts: Use any type of nuts such as walnuts or almonds.
Dried cranberries: They will add a little sweetness to your salad.
To make the creamy apple cider vinaigrette dressing, you will need the following ingredients:
Mayonnaise: It is the classic binder for an incredible creamy dressing.
Apple cider vinegar: It is the key ingredient that brings a sharp sour flavor to the dressing.
Honey: It adds a little sweetness that balances the vinegar.
Dijon mustard: It gives the dressing a tangy, pungent, and spicy flavor.
Salt and pepper: Add them according to taste.
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First, combine the shredded cabbage, grated carrot, sliced apple, cranberries, and chopped nuts in a large bowl. Toss them together gently to mix well.
Then, in a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper until well combined. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
Now, pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture. Use a spatula or large spoon to evenly toss and coat the vegetables and nuts with the dressing. Make sure everything is well coated.
After that, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together and the cabbage to slightly soften.
Before serving, give the coleslaw a good toss to redistribute the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Finally, serve the coleslaw chilled as a side dish or as a topping for sandwiches or burgers.
Enjoy the Flavor
The first time you will make this raw cabbage salad, you will impress your family with a ton of delectable flavors, and they will ask for more.
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A Refreshing Bite for You
Cabbage: You can substitute regular green cabbage with savoy cabbage or Brussels sprouts. You can also make your salad more colorful by using a blend of both green and purple cabbage.
Are you a fan of red cabbage salad? Try my Best Turkish Red Cabbage Salad recipe. It's a fresh, tasty, and easy-to-make salad at home.
Dried cranberries: In case you don’t have dried cranberries on hand, use dried golden raisins or dried cherries instead. Don’t worry daily values in this simple cabbage salad will not be much affected.
Apples: Use whatever fresh apples you have. Red apples can be used instead of green Granny Smith apples. However, you should take into consideration that red apples are sweet apples contrary to Granny Smith.
Cheese: For a funky cheesy flavor, add blue cheese or parmesan cheese to coleslaw with cranberries and pecans salad.
Onions: Adding slices of green onions or red onions will give your salad a sharp taste if you prefer this kind of flavor.
Toasted nuts: You can opt to toast the nuts in a medium skillet on medium-high heat to get crunchy walnuts or almonds and give an additional crunchy texture to your cabbage and apple.
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Making ahead: It is great to make the cabbage salad with apples and walnuts recipe a couple of hours before serving in order to allow the flavors to meld together and the cabbage to slightly soften.
If you decide to prepare coleslaw with apples and nuts salad one day before serving, then you have to do is to store the salad dressing in a mason jar separately from the chopped veggies of the salad. When you're ready to serve, give the dressing a good shake and drizzle it on the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined before 1 hour of serving.
Fridge: The apple coleslaw with cranberry salad should not be kept outside at room temperature for more than one hour. Place cabbage apple salad with mayo leftovers in a sealed airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days.
To avoid chopped apples from browning, toss them in lemon juice before you add them to the coleslaw with apples and nuts salad.
If you prefer a sweeter coleslaw, you can add an extra tablespoon of honey to the dressing.
Additionally, you can customize the nuts used in the recipe based on your preference or calorie diet restrictions.
Add a little bit of pure maple syrup to give a hint of sweetness to the salad dressing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
To finely shred cabbage, start by cutting the cabbage head in half from top to bottom using a sharp knife, then on a cutting board, lay the cabbage cut-side down and cut it in half again through the stem. Make sure the little wedge of the core is removed. Finally, cut the cabbage into thin slices. You can also simply process it using a food processor.
Yes, you can. The Asian cabbage salad is a delicious version of this recipe that requires the addition of bell pepper.
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Coleslaw with Apples and Nuts
- ½ small green cabbage finely shredded
- 1 large carrots grated
- 1 Granny Smith apple cored and thinly sliced
- ½ cup chopped nuts (such as walnuts or almonds)
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, grated carrot, sliced apple, cranberries, and chopped nuts. Toss them together gently to mix well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
- Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture. Use a spatula or large spoon to toss and coat the vegetables and nuts evenly with the dressing. Make sure everything is well coated.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together and the cabbage to slightly soften.
- Before serving, give the coleslaw a good toss to redistribute the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
- Serve the coleslaw chilled as a side dish or as a topping for sandwiches or burgers. Enjoy!